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University of Oklahoma Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Aishwarya Bhatnagar

University of Oklahoma (OU) accepts admission in summer, spring and fall seasons. The university has a total of 28564 students, out of which 22152 are enrolled in the undergraduate program and 6412 students are enrolled in graduate and professional program.

The acceptance rate of the university is 70.6% that makes the admission process slightly selective. If the applicants SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, the chances of being accepted increase.

Points to keep in mind while applying to OU -

  • The application review process for undergraduate and graduate applicants vary. So, the applicant must check the requirements properly.
  • University does not review the application until the fee is received.
  • Applicants should always research about the desired graduate program. Learn about faculty research interests, supplemental application requirements, and academic unit application deadlines.
  • International applicants should always apply before both the general international deadline and the academic unit’s deadline. Many programs give priority to early applicants, so apply early if possible.

Factors affecting admission in OU-

  • Academic rigour including test scores
  • Soft skills like leadership qualities and community service
  • Application essays and letters of recommendation play a huge role in the admission process.


Application FormUG: OU Application
Common Application
Coalition Application
Application FeeUG: 90 USD
PG: 100 USD
Test scoresUG: ACT/SAT
Acceptance rate70.6%
Graduation rate67.4%
Intake SessionsSummer, Fall, Spring
International students2000+
Admission contact details for International studentsPhone: 405-325-6765


SummerFebruary 1
SpringNovember 1
FallFebruary 1
FallApril 1
SpringSeptember 1
SummerFebruary 1

University of Oklahoma International Admissions

University of Oklahoma has more than 2,000 international students representing 120 countries.

Academic requirements - ACT/SAT, Official Transcripts

Supporting documents - A clear photocopy of the biographic page of the passport, Proof of financial support

Accepted documents for proving the adequacy of funds are -

  • Scholarship Letters
  • Bank and Investment Statements/Letters
  • Certificates of Deposit and Fixed Deposits
  • Business Accounts (with owner support and proof of ownership)
  • Loans
  • Letter from Sponsoring Agency
  • Certificate of Surrender Value of Life Insurance Policy

Language requirements


OU has a different language requirement for specific courses. The graduate programs like Accounting, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Engineering, Physics, Management, Information Systems, Public Administration, Political Science require a higher Internet-based TOEFL score of 100 or IELTS of 7.0.

University of Oklahoma Undergraduate Admissions

The primary factor in OU's undergraduate admission decisions is demonstrated academic achievement. The academic review focuses on three measures:

  • Grade point average (GPA) in core academic courses
  • Rigor of course selection, and
  • ACT and/or SAT scores

Apart from this, soft skills are also taken into consideration.

Academic requirements - ACT/SAT, Official transcripts

SAT Critical Reading580-690
SAT Math570-690
ACT Composite23-29

Supporting Documents - One letter of recommendation (Additional two LORs are optional), Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores (if taken)

University of Oklahoma Graduate Admissions

With 11 academic colleges, the OU offers 120 graduate programs. To earn a graduate degree in the U.S. educational system, the students must complete four years of undergraduate study.

Admission is based on an evaluation of an applicant’s overall education record, experience, personal qualifications, proposed specialization, and an assessment of the likelihood that an applicant will succeed in, and benefit from, a particular academic program.

Academic documents - GRE/GMAT, Transcripts

Supporting documents - Financial documents, F1 or J1 visa requirements

The applicant can call or email the Office of Graduate Admissions or Admissions Counselor to inquire about the status and ensure that all required documents have been received.

University of Oklahoma MBA Admissions

Admission to the OU Full-time MBA program is highly competitive and selective. They have a rolling admission process. The university considers the academic as well as professional aspects of the candidates.

Application DeadlineEarly decision - November 1
Round One - January 15
Round Two - March 9
Round Three - March 15
Application PortalGene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business
Application Fee100 USD
Academic RequirementsGMAT/GRE, Unofficial transcripts
Supporting DocumentsUpdated professional resume, Application essays, Admission interview (by invitation only)
Additional Requirements for International StudentsTOEFL, IELTS, Documentary evidence of financial support
Course Fee54000 USD

University of Oklahoma MA in Fine Arts Admissions

The School of Art and Art History accepts students into the M.F.A. program in the Fall. There is no Spring admission. Fall admission deadline is January 15 every year. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all materials have been submitted by the required deadline.

Application DeadlineFall - January 15
Application PortalUniversity of Oklahoma Graduate School
Application Fee100 USD
Academic RequirementsOfficial Transcripts
Supporting DocumentsLetter of Intent, Portfolio,  Three letters of recommendation
Additional Requirements for International StudentsTOEFL
Course Fee20279 USD

University of Oklahoma MA in Journalism and Mass Communication Admissions

The Master's program at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication admits students with a variety of academic backgrounds with bachelor’s degrees in many areas.

Application DeadlineMarch 1
Application PortalGaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Application Fee100 USD
Academic RequirementsGRE, Transcripts
Supporting DocumentsLetter of motivation, Resume, Two letters of recommendation
Additional Requirements for International StudentsTOEFL, Test of written English (TWE)
Course Fee20877 USD

University of Oklahoma Masters of Architecture Admissions

Physics and Calculus are required for entry into the professional Masters of Architecture degree options.

Application DeadlineApril 1
Application PortalGraduate College’s online portal
Application Fee100 USD
Academic RequirementsNo GRE, Unofficial transcripts
Supporting DocumentsResume/CV, Personal statement, Three letters of recommendations, Letter of intent, writing sample, portfolio
Additional Requirements for International StudentsTOEFL
Course Fee33769 USD

The university uses a holistic approach in reviewing the application. Well-written application essays and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen the application. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside OU's average range.

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